MOTHERHOOD
Leah

Election Thoughts: Choosing Hope, Not Hate

I think we can ALL agree this week has been a whirlwind of emotion and chaos. It certainly has for me. I spent the better

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MOTHERHOOD
Leah

Religion, Politics and the Great Pumpkin

Recently Sophie came home from school and asked me an odd question. “Mom, is it true Hillary Clinton killed four people?” I asked her where

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MOTHERHOOD
Leah

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

Well, here we are again. Another school year has started and first day photos taken. We’re off to the races for another year of school.

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MOTHERHOOD
Leah

Packing a House, Enjoying the Moments and Making New Memories

The last several weeks have been spent going through my entire house — deciding what stays and what goes — in preparation for our upcoming

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MOTHERHOOD
Leah

How the Wrong Change Led to a Moment of Childhood Wonder

Every Friday, Sophie’s school sells cups of frozen yogurt for $2.50 when the afternoon bell rings. Last Friday (and like every week before), Sophie wanted

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MOTHERHOOD
Leah

Confessions of a Nail Biter

My name is Leah, and I bite my nails. Yes, that’s right. I’m a nail biter. I’m not proud of this habit. I’ve been doing

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Childhood
Leah

The Lost Art of the Letter

Sophie and I spent this week prepping the Valentines for today’s class party. In the midst of our work, she casually mentioned to me she

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Books/Reading
Leah

Anne Frank, the Holocaust, History and Heritage: An Evening Conversation With Sophie

Every day at school, Sophie picks out a book from the classroom library. Lately she’s been interested in the “Who Was” biography series for kids.

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MOTHERHOOD
Leah

Making Sense of the World and How I Can Have an Impact

The world feels like it’s in utter chaos lately. Paris, shootings, Beirut, bomb threats, dictators, ISIS, refugee crises, and presidential politics … I find myself

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